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Catalonia cycling short break
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Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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ESSB055
Gastronomic Family Cycling
price from € 350
Catalonia cycling short break

Catalonia cycling short break

Easy cycling for families in La Garrotxa National Park

  • Easy cycling on quiet country roads and rural tracks through beech woods and picturesque landscapes
  • La Garrotxa Natural Park and its fascinating volcanic rock formations
  • Charming hotels and authentic Catalan restaurants
  • Family rooms and rental bikes for children available
  • Girona's medieval centre, Jewish quarter and cathedral
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Route

Start: Olot      Finish: Girona

Day 1: Arrival in Olot
Day 2: Cycling routes from Olot (25 km)
Day 3: Cycling routes from Olot (11 - 48 km)
Day 4: From Olot to Girona (60 km)
Day 5: End of arrangement

Day 1:    Arrival in Olot

Arrival at your lovely rural accommodation with private swimming pool. The perfect base for your cycling routes in the next few days. And just steps away from the hotel, one of the best restaurants in all of La Garrotxa.

Challenge: Travel to Cataluña and arrival in Olot.

Day 2:    Cycling routes from Olot (25 km)

Cycling route from Olot: today you have a cycling route to explore the Natural Park of La Garrotxa. Explore intriguing landscapes, while riding through gorgeous beech woods, past agricultural fields and among ancient lava flows, then on to enchanting villages. Optional walking routes to visit natural and historical monuments.

Challenge: 25 km,  270 m ascent.

Villages along the way: Olot, Sta. Margarida, Sant Privat d'en Bas

Day 3:    Cycling routes from Olot (11 - 48 km)

Cycling routes from Olot: today you'll choose between three tours available. Explore intriguing landscapes, while riding through gorgeous beech woods, past agricultural fields and among ancient lava flows, then on to enchanting villages. 

Challenge: 11 - 48 km, 150 - 350 m ascent. 

Villages along the way: Olot, Sta. Margarida, Sant Privat d'en Bas

Day 4:    From Olot to Girona (60 km)

Today you'll do some truly pleasurable cycling along a converted railway bike path, the Via Verde, from Olot to the medieval town centre of Girona. Enjoy the green rural scenery which gives way to a lovely city with its imposing cathedral and colourful houses along the river.

Challenge: 60 km, 150 m ascent.

Day 5:    End of arrangement

Today after breakfast, your arrangement comes to an end, leaving you with a wonderful sensation and plans to one day return.

Challenge: Travel from Girona.

Villages along the way: Girona

accommodation

All hotels of this trip are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.
You can find the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra overnight:
You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.

Más Can Blanc (Olot)
Mas Can Blanc (Olot)

Can Blanc is an 19th century "masía" (ctraditional cottage house). It was completely resotred to provide its facilities with the maximum comfort. It also has a wide terrace, a private swimming pool, a garden area of 8,000 m2 and a private parking area. 

www.canblanc.es

Hotel Historic-Girona
Hotel Historic (Girona)

Located in the very heart of Girona´s old town, next to the cathedral and near Sant Domènec square. This hotel is a mix between history and modernity; the building has foundations from Roman times, 11th century walls, and has been renovated preserving the spirit of the time adding the comfort and elegance of modern times. 

www.hotelhistoric.com

practical info

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between March 1st and October 30th


The nearest airports to La Garrotxa are: Girona (GRO) and Barcelona (BCN)

Arrival in Olot;

  • From Girona airport (GRO) there is a good bus connection to Girona bus station (Line 607, 30min trip), and from there you continue your trip by bus to Olot (see time tables at www.teisa-bus.com). 
  • From Barcelona airport El Prat (BCN) . After taking airport satellite bus, from Barcelona city center you can travel first by train to Girona and then continue by bus to Olot. There is also a bus service from Barcelona airport via Girona airport to Girona city centre (Line 602. check www.sagales.com)

Departure from Girona;

Private taxi transfers from/to Barcelona airport or Girona airport can be booked through S-cape

HIBRID BIKES RENTAL

Comfortable mountain bikes (Conor) with 18 gears, lugagge carrier, repair kit, pump and lock. Child seats and children's bikes available on request  

  • Bike model: Connor Malibú
  • Bike type: Hibrid
  • Front fork: SUNTOUR CR-8V
  • Frame: Aluminum 6061 TB
  • Gears:  SHIMANO ALTUS M310 7V
  • Chainwheel: SHIMANO M171 170MM 28/38/48T
  • Brakes: TEKTRO ALUMINIO
  • Suspension: Front
  • Tires: SCHWALBE SILENTO 
  • Frame sizes: M, L, XL (Leyton Conor )

                 Model Connor Malibu              Model Conor Leyton

E-BIKES

  • Bike model: Ecobike elegance
  • Bike Type: E-bike
  • Autonomy: 50-60 km
  • Motor: 250W Brushless
  • Batery: Lithium Polymer 36V-10Ah (3.5 Kg)
  • Charging time: 4-6 hours
  • Gear change: Shimano Tourney Revoshift 6-speed gear change
  • Brakes: Shimano Alivio
  • Weight: 23 kg

    

 

 

GPS tracks are available on request.

included

Included

  • 2 good family-run hotels, rooms with en-suite bathrooms, on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Luggage transport on day 4
  • 24-hour telephone assistance
  • Detailed maps and route descriptions in English

Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners: there are excellent restaurants in walking distance from accommodations.
  • Bicycle rental
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, entrance fees, gratuities, etc.
  • Transport to the first and from the last accommodation
  • Tourist tax

Extras

  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Private taxi transfers from/to Barcelona airport or Girona airport can be booked through S-cape
  • Extra nights can be booked at either of the accommodations. We recommend the rural accommodation in Olot for those who want to extend their cycling experience or spend a day resting by the swimming pool. The hotel in Girona makes a perfect base for exploring the city of Girona or making an excursion to Barcelona by train.

 

 

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